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Sample sports medicine physician job description 

Sports medicine physicians are essential members of [Company X]’s medical team. We are seeking candidates with outstanding communication skills, a penchant for teamwork, and a deep commitment to service and education. As a sports medicine physician at [Company X], you’ll work alongside colleagues within your department and physicians of other specialties to provide our patients with comprehensive multidisciplinary care for muscular and skeletal injuries. Candidates must have completed an accredited sports medicine fellowship and be certified to practice as sports medicine physicians.

Objectives of this role

  • Conduct biomechanical examinations of patients

  • Assess and diagnose sports-related injuries

  • Prescribe patients with medication and/or physical therapy to treat injuries

  • Order and interpret results from laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging 

  • Develop and supervise rehabilitation programs 

  • Provide nonsurgical care for injuries, such as ultrasound-guided injections


  • Integrate input from other physicians to inform diagnoses and treatment programs

  • Assess whether injuries require medication, physical therapy, or a combination of both

  • Guide athletes in improving their physical condition, managing pain, and avoiding injuries

  • Maintain detailed patient records

  • Identify risk factors for injuries 

  • Educate patients on how to manage existing injuries and prevent future ones

Skills and qualifications

  • Medical degree from an accredited institution

  • Residency or fellowship in sports medicine 

  • Current certification to practice as a sports medicine doctor within the country and state of employment

  • Thorough knowledge of nonsurgical treatments, such as trigger-point injections 

  • Ability to collaborate with other physicians in patient care

  • Excellent bedside manner and communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • At least two years of clinical experience in a similar setting 

  • Experience developing personalized rehabilitation programs

  • Experience treating a wide range of muscular and skeletal injuries

  • Thorough knowledge of common regenerative therapies

  • Familiarity with pain and pain management